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PR JOBS ON THE NET? MOSTLY FOR HIGH-TECH PR SO FAR

If you are looking for a career change, you might try pounding on the virtual pavement of the Internet. But don’t count it as your sole source. An informal search by PR NEWS showed that … | MORE »

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NEW VENTURES

Torrenzano Teams With U.K. Firm The Torrenzano Group, a New York-based investor relations and crisis communications firm, formed an alliance with Lowe Bell Communications, London. Under the terms of the agreement, clients of Torrenzano will … | MORE »

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BALLOT MEASURE SPURS INTEL TO HALT ANALYST MEETING

Fearing that "forward-looking" statements it might make about future operating results might leave it open to shareholder lawsuits, Santa Clara, Calif.-based semiconductor manufacturer Intel Corp. [INTC] has decided not to hold its semi-annual analysts meeting. … | MORE »

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NEW FIRMS

GTE Exec Starts Web Firm Rupert Smith, formerly director of communications at GTE Corp. [GTE], launched Webpolish, Stamford, Conn., a firm that will specialize in design and implementation services for Internet and Intranet sites. The … | MORE »

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CORPORATIONS ADOPT TECHNOLOGY TOOLS TO ADD POWER TO IR

Corporations are making increasing use of technology tools in their investor relations activities, a new study shows. Conference calls and broadcast faxing have become nearly universal, while newer tools such as e-mail and Web sites … | MORE »

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JAMES HART JR. IS PR PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

The readers of PR NEWS selected James Hart Jr., vice president of public affairs at PanEnergy Corp. [PEL] Houston, as 1997 "PR Professional of the Year." A veteran corporate public affairs executive with extensive experience … | MORE »

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CORPORATE PR EXECUTIVES SEEK TO LEAD ON BUSINESS ETHICS

Many corporate PR executives view top management as more concerned about ethical issues than they were 10 years ago. Yet they also believe management has not been successful in earning greater trust from the public, … | MORE »

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ALARIES, RENT MAKE UP LION’S SHARE OF COSTS

PR firm managers always are looking to see how their costs stack up against the norm in the business. Data from a new poll by the Counselors Academy of the Public Relations Society of America … | MORE »

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APPOINTMENTS/HIRES: CORPORATE

At Witco Corp. [WIT], Greenwich, Conn., John Bondur, vice president-human resources, was named vice president-human resources and communications. Steve Conway joined CompuServe Inc. [CSRV], Columbus, Ohio, as vice president of corporate communications. He formerly headed … | MORE »

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TELECONFERENCING: EFFECTIVE WAY TO REACH KEY AUDIENCES

Media and investor relations executives can choose from an ever-wider array of tools and services to target and reach the media. One service that is becoming increasingly popular is the teleconference. More Than A Phone … | MORE »

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